Critical Element Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
Term Source: JP 3-60 (Joint Targeting) ?
1.) An element of a target, which if effectively engaged, will serve to support the achievement of an operational objective and/or mission task.
2.) An element of an entity or object that enables it to perform its primary function.
- also called CE
In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
Term Classification: operations
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 3-60: Joint Targeting, updated January 2013
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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